Motorcyclists share the road with much larger vehicles and ride with significantly less structural protection, which leaves them vulnerable to serious injuries when they are involved in an accident. Out of all the motorcycle accidents, more than half occur at intersections, and statistics show that it is often the other driver’s fault.
What causes motorcycle collisions at intersections?
- A driver turning left who does not see a motorcyclist coming towards him with the right of way
- A driver who makes a right turn by cutting off a motorcyclist
- A driver who fails to slow or stop for a red light or stop sign and rear-ends a motorcycle
- A driver changing lanes while in the intersection when it is unsafe to do so
These accidents are extremely common here on Long Island, especially at intersections on large roads such as Deer Park Avenue, Old Country Road and Sunrise Highway.
Were you injured in a motorcycle accident?
If you were injured in a motorcycle accident, we can help. First and foremost, make sure to get medical attention, file a police report and collect any crucial information. This includes the details of the accidents, your injuries (pictures are a great way to document how they looked at the time of the accident), and contact information of any witnesses.
Our article What Should You Do after a Long Island Motorcycle Accident details the 7 essential steps to take after an accident.
How We Can Help You
If you’ve been in a motorcycle accident, our lawyers will fight to get you the results that have helped many of our clients win the full compensation they deserved. Call us for free consultation and we can sit down with you to answer all your questions, explain your legal options and advise you on the best course of action.
In addition, we have a free informative report that you can request through our website that details everything you need to know as a motorcycle rider to protect your rights: